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BREAKING: Dr. Ashish K. Vaidya named sixth president

November 9, 2017

NKU’s Board of Regents named Ashish K. Vaidya the university’s sixth president at a special meeting on Thursday.

Vaidya currently serves as interim president at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Before that, he served as California State University’s provost and vice president for academic affairs from 2010-2015. He served as dean of faculty for California State University Channel Islands from 2005-2010.

He received a bachelor’s and a master’s degrees from St. Xavier University in Mumbai, India and a master’s and doctorate from University of California, Davis.

He will assume the office on July 1, 2018.

UPDATE 1:49 p.m. EDT: Incoming president Vaidya addresses university on diversity, finance

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